Medical Board ActionProbation for three years with a license limitation precluding the physician from prescribing Schedule II controlled substances. He is precluded from treating patients for chronic pain conditions with the exception of patients suffering from chronic arthritis and being treated with steroids and non-controlled substances. He is permitted to prescribe Schedule III controlled substances with the condition that he maintain a prescribing log. Patients currently being prescribed with Schedule II controlled substances and being treated for chronic pain conditions must be appropriately referred to another health care provider.
Medical Board Misconduct DescriptionThe physician did not contest the charge of negligence on more than one occasion.
Effective Date: 4/16/2012